News Democrat Leader- RSS OPINION Feed http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION http://newsdemocratleader.com/section/OPINION Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:22:54 EST 1800 Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment. http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088523/Excessive-compensation-can-ruin-a-CEOs-judgment. Narcissists don't happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Your huddled masses http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088339/Your-huddled-masses The recent news coverage about immigrants, and the predictable political remarks, has inspired me to write this column. As a state senator I certainly don't have any influence on the federal-level issue. I don't have a vote on border... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Curse or cure? Online debate explores charter schools http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50088304/Curse-or-cure-Online-debate-explores-charter-schools There are two kinds of ignorance: One is genuine unawareness; the other is willful. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How easy we have it http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50055113/How-easy-we-have-it We have so many kitchen aids today to help us with daily tasks. Just reach in a drawer and the job becomes easier. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50058397/Lake-Malone Grab your coffee because I have a funny story to tell you. I am sure most of you out there have one just as funny but here goes. You see I have been talking about “washing the car” for a few WEEKS now. Did you get that…..talking... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Adairville http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50056500/Adairville The “Hope for Adairville” Revival went on all last week and I understand the spirit of the Lord was felt in wonderful ways. I wasn't able to attend any night because of previous commitment but know the only hope for our town and our... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Auburn http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50056470/Auburn My apologies for the condition of the Auburn column last week. My computer was in a “not to today” mood. After typing the column three times and it not going through, I called the Senior Center and begged the use of their computer. They... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Why incumbents keep getting reelected http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50056107/Why-incumbents-keep-getting-reelected It's no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members' standing with the American people at a historic... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The darker side of sunblock http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50056074/The-darker-side-of-sunblock This time of year, sunblock is part of the daily routine for many Americans. Wake up, slather it on, and go outside. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Spa http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50055528/Spa Remember very soon the big ole yellow school buses will be out and they will be carrying precious cargo- our children- back and forth to school. So be very watchful, a kid might just dart across the road right in front of you. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Logan County http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50054931/Logan-County Hello Logan County! What a great place to be from. When I was about ten years old I use to ride around the county with my dad while he called on his many customers. He was a wholesale food broker and he called on literally every grocery in the county. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/50047377/Advancing-job-growth-and-improving-workforce-training-inKentucky In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky. As I travel throughout the Commonwealth, one thing could not be clearer: Kentuckians want more and better-paying jobs, and they are willing to work hard... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Antioch http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/50046135/Antioch Greetings from The Antioch Community.Sorry that I missed having my items in the paper last week. I was working up corn and was very busy. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/317113/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KAL 007 and MH17 …a presidential response http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/317052/KAL-007-and-MH17-a-presidential-response This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A weak case for ‘coincidence’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/316986/A-weak-case-for-coincidence “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God's way of remaining anonymous.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A weak case for ‘coincidence’ http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327429/A-weak-case-for-coincidence “Coincidence,” may indeed be, as Albert Einstein put it, “God's way of remaining anonymous.” Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST KAL 007 and MH17 … A Presidential Response http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327423/KAL-007-and-MH17--A-Presidential-Response This generation has its KAL 007. The stunning downing of Malaysian flight 17 is strikingly similar to the shock of September 1, 1983, when the Russians downed a Korean passenger airliner, flight 007, which had left New York City for Seoul via Alaska. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Worth more: One man or an entire city? http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion/5327416/Worth-more:-One-man-or-an-entire-city A population of 100,000 is substantial. Five states don't even have one metropolis that large. Some cities that size, like Fargo, North Dakota, are their state's biggest. Others, like Lansing, Michigan, are state capitals. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lake Malone http://newsdemocratleader.com/news/opinion_columns/5306609/Lake-Malone Have you ever had COMPANY? I am sure you have. I don't care who it is, you can't wait until they get here and after they leave you just sit back in your easy chair and say…..man what fun we had. But the Hubby said it even... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST